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‘Dunkirk’ Takes $8.6 Million in Early International Openings

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” has grossed $8.6 million from its first two days in 31 international markets.

France is the leading market with $1.8 million on 668 screens in its first two days, followed by South Korea with $1.6 million on its opening day on Thursday at 1,252 locations. The Korean results were in line with Nolan’s “Interstellar” and above “Gravity” and “American Sniper.”

Dunkirk,” based on the 1940 evacuation of 300,000 stranded Allied troops from France, stars Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, and Harry Styles. Film critics have already offered extensive praise for the cinematography, direction, acting, and musical score.

Nolan shot most of “Dunkirk” in France and California. The Warner Bros. release has a price tag of $150 million.

Australia took in $938,000, including Wednesday night sneaks, on 535 screens for a 54% share of the top five films. The results are 45% ahead of “Gravity,” 33% ahead »


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Dwayne Johnson Won't Appear in 'Shazam!,' DC's Geoff Johns Says

2 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Dwayne Johnson will not appear in the upcoming superhero film Shazam!, according to DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns.

"We haven't announced any casting yet," Johns told Yahoo Movies. "But Dwayne isn't going to be in this movie. He's still doing Black Adam, but he won't be in Shazam!"

News of Shazam!, which follows a young boy who transforms into Earth's mightiest mortal, being the next DC film in line to shoot was reported Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter. The film is yet to cast its leads, but Johnson has been attached to the role of Shazam's main antagonist, »


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'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail to Write, Direct Bermuda Triangle Movie

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail will write, and is attached to direct, a new take on Universal's Bermuda Triangle project.

Earlier drafts of the untitled project were written by Miles Millar & Alfred Gough, and Juliet Snowden & Stiles White. Details of the plot are being kept under wraps. The mysterious Caribbean area known as the Bermuda Triangle stretches between the Florida Straits, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Over the years, several ships and planes have disappeared in the area under mysterious circumstances. Theories about paranormal or alien causes have long swirled around these strange disappearances.

Dylan Clark (Planet of the »


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Venice: New Films by George Clooney, Guillermo Del Toro, Stephen Frears Expected to World Premiere (Exclusive)

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Rome – George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Stephen Frears’ “Victoria and Abdul,” and Paolo Virzi’s “Ella and John,” starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, are among the titles strongly tipped to world premiere at the upcoming 74th Venice Film Festival.

Also expected to make their worldwide bows on the Lido are Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed,” Andrew Haigh’s “Lean on Pete,” and Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama.”

Less than a week before the official announcement, the buzz on the Venice lineup remains somewhat muted, though some locked-in titles have surfaced, including Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” which will open the fest. There’s also certainty over the absence of some titles – especially “Blade Runner 2049” and Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!”, both high-profile movies that had been considered as possibilities.

Suburbicon,” starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin, and Oscar Isaac, looks set to be the second Paramount picture to launch from »


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George Clooney's 'Suburbicon' Release Date Moved Up

4 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Paramount has moved up the release dates of mother! and Suburbicon, positioning both films for a longer awards run.

Darren Aronofsky's horror film mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence, will get a wide release on Sept. 15, opposite the wide releases of Open Road's Blake Lively drama All I See is You and Lionsgate's Michael Keaton actioner American Assassin, as well as the Annapurna comedy Brad's Status directed by Mike White, IFC's J.D. Salinger biopic Rebel in the Rye from Danny Strong and the A24 thriller Woodshock, starring Kirsten Dunst. It was previously scheduled to open on Oct. 13.

George Clooney's Suburbicon, starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, will bow »


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John Corbett, Lana Condor Join 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Film (Exclusive)

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Awesomeness Films has found the cast for its newest teen flick. 

X-Men: Apocalypse actress Lana Condor has signed on to star in To All the Boys I've Loved Before alongside John Corbett. The film, based on the novel by Jenny Han, is being directed by Susan Johnson and was written by Sofia Alvarez. Production on the film, which is also being produced by Awesomeness and Overbrook Entertainment, has begun in Vancouver. 

To All the Boys I've Loved Before tells the story of Lara Jean Covey (Condor), a high school junior who spends her lunch reading and imagining her life as »


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Ben Affleck's Batman Future in Doubt as Warner Bros. Plots Franchise

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Ben Affleck is heading to Comic-Con this weekend to promote Warner Bros.’ upcoming Justice League movie, set for a Nov. 17 release. But how many more times is he likely to put on the Batsuit? Probably not many, if ever again.

Yes, Warners’ film studio chief Toby Emmerich tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Ben is our Batman. We love him as Batman. We want to keep him in the cowl as long as we can." And Matt Reeves, who will direct the studio’s still-undated (and unwritten) The Batman, has said that he means to keep Affleck in the »


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Fox Reportedly “Reassessing” Future of the ‘Alien’ Franchise in Wake of ‘Alien: Covenant’

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It appears the future of the Alien franchise is once again uncertain. Anticipation was mighty high for director Ridley Scott’s return with 2012’s Prometheus, and indeed despite some mixed reviews, the sci-fi pic grossed a hearty $403.3 million worldwide. Scott intended for Prometheus to relaunch the franchise in an intriguing way, but while he was busy making Exodus: Gods and Kings and The Martian, filmmaker Neill Blomkamp convinced Fox to give his own separate idea for an Alien movie a go. However, as soon as Scott got wind of this, he forged ahead with Prometheus 2, … »


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‘Cloverfield’ Movie Bumped to February 2018

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Paramount’s “2017 Cloverfield Movie” has been pushed from October 27, 2017 to February 2, 2018, the studio announced Friday. Jennifer Lawrence’s “Mother!” was previously scheduled for an Oct. 13 release but will now open a month earlier, on Sept. 15. George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” will also open a month earlier than previously announced, on Oct. 27. Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” will be a horror-thriller, and a star-studded one at that. Lawrence and Javier Bardem lead a cast that includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Domnhall Gleeson, Ed Harris and Kristen Wiig. The synopsis reads: “A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. »


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Kevin Spacey Playing Author Gore Vidal in Netflix Original Biopic (Exclusive)

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Rome – Oscar winner Kevin Spacey is playing writer Gore Vidal in a new Netflix original biopic, “Gore,” which is in production in Italy.

U.S. director Michael Hoffman (“The Last Station”) is helming the 1980s-set film about the late American author, playwright, and occasional political candidate. “Gore” is currently shooting in Rome but will move next month to Vidal’s longtime villa in Ravello, a village on the Amalfi Coast, sources tell Variety.

British producer Andy Paterson (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) is producing “Gore” for Netflix.

Netflix was not available for comment.

Vidal’s beloved gravity-defying villa La Rondinaia, nestled on a craggy cliff in Ravello a thousand feet above the Tyrrhenian Sea, will feature prominently in the movie, according to the president of the Ravello Foundation, Sebastiano Maffettone, local media reported. At La Rondinaia, which he sold in 2004, Vidal entertained his vast network of high-profile friends and acquaintances, including Greta Garbo, »


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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Star Storm Reid Joins David Oyelowo in Thriller ‘Only You’

20 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A Wrinkle in Time hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but young star Storm Reid is already booking exciting new projects. Having shouldered an anticipated Disney sci-fi blockbuster that boasts a slate of Oscar-nominated stars and directors, Reid’s next choice is understandably a little more low-key. Storm Reid has joined David Oyelowo in the Blumhouse Productions time […]

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Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Mother!’ Moves Forward to September Release

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Paramount Pictures has moved its Jennifer Lawrence thriller “Mother!” forward by a month to Sept. 15 from its previous Oct. 13 release date.

The studio confirmed the date change Thursday but did not elaborate. It’s possible that “Mother!” could be premiered at the Telluride Film Festival or Venice Film Festivals — both which open on Aug. 30 — or even at the Toronto Film Festival, which opens Sept. 7.

“Mother!” is directed and produced by Darren Aronofsky through his Protozoa Pictures banner along with Scott Franklin and Ari Handel. It co-stars Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kristin Wiig, Domnhall Gleeson, and Ed Harris, in addition to Lawrence.

Lawrence and Bardem portray a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

“Mother!” will open against Open Road’s Blake Lively drama “All I See Is You” and Lionsgate’s actioner “American Assassin,” starring »


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Noah Hawley Developing Doctor Doom Movie for Fox

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Legion” and “Fargo” creator Noah Hawley is developing a movie at Fox involving Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom.

At the end of a Comic-Con panel for “Legion” Thursday, Hawley announced that he was developing a new film at Fox — one he would say just two words about. “I’ll just say two words. The first one is Doctor and the next one is Doom,” he said.

More to come.

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Zoey Deutch to Co-Star With Johnny Depp in Im Global’s ‘Richard Says Goodbye’ (Exclusive)

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Before I Fall” star Zoey Deutch is set to co-star with Johnny Depp in the Im Global film “Richard Says Goodbye.”

Wayne Roberts is writing and directing the pic with Im Global financing. Producers are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik and Im Global president of production Greg Shapiro, with Stuart Ford and Depp executive producing.

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The dramedy follows a college professor who lives his life with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. Deutch will play his daughter in the pic, and production is already underway.

The film is the first under Im Global’s first look feature film deal with Depp’s Infinitum Nihil production company, which the actor signed this past June.

This is a major gig for Deutch, whose star has been on the rise since breaking out in her first starring role earlier this year in Open Road’s “Before I Fall.” She »


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‘Purge 4’ Finds Director in ‘Burning Sands’ Filmmaker Gerard McMurray

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Gerard McMurray has come on board to direct the untitled fourth “Purge” movie for Blumhouse Productions with Universal Pictures setting a July 4, 2018, release date.

McMurray’s feature directorial debut “Burning Sands” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix. The film chronicles the brutal hazing process at an all-black university. McMurray also produced and co-wrote “Burning Sands.”

He additionally served as an associate producer on Ryan Coogler’s highly praised 2015 feature film, “Fruitvale Station.”

James DeMonaco — who served as the writer/director of “The Purge,” “The Purge: Anarchy,” and “The Purge: Election Year” — is returning to write the script. The logline is under wraps.

All three films center on America having devolved into a culture where murder is legal for one night every year. The franchise’s producers are Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum; Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller »


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Anna Faris-Eugenio Derbez Comedy ‘Overboard’ Lands April Release

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Lionsgate has set an April 20, 2018, release date for its remake of the romantic comedy “Overboard,” starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez.

Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, and Edward Herrmann starred in the 1987 original directed by Garry Marshall. Hawn played a selfish heiress who got amnesia when she fell off her yacht, while Russell portrayed a carpenter who ultimately fell in love with her.

The original movie has been re-imagined with a reversal of the leading roles. The story now focuses on a spoiled playboy from one of Mexico’s wealthiest families, portrayed by Derbez, who falls overboard off his yacht. He’s then convinced by Faris’ single, working-class mom that he is her husband. Eva Longoria also stars. »


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'Dunkirk' Delivers $5.5M from Thursday Previews, 'Valerian' and 'Girls Trip' Each with $1.7M

20 July 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Friday Am Update: Dunkirk led the way last night, delivering $5.5 million from Thursday night previews in ~3,400 theaters beginning at 6Pm. This compares to Star Trek Beyond, which also delivered $5.5 million before opening with $59.2 million last July and is an improvement on the $4.23 million Jason Bourne brought in from preview showings ahead of its $59.2 million debut. Other comparisons used in our weekend preview below include: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - $4m Preview / $55.5m Opening Mad Max: Fury Road - $3.7m Preview / $45.4m Opening Interstellar - $3.5m Preview / $47.5m Opening The Magnificent Seven - $1.75m Preview / $34.7m Opening Fury - $1.2m Preview / $23.7m Opening Unbroken - $850k Preview / $30.6m Opening Stx's release of the EuropaCorp production Valerian delivered $1.7 million from Thursday previews that began at 5Pm at ~2,600 locations. This is better than the $1 million in previews Jupiter Ascending brought in before opening with $18.3 million in February 2015 as well as the $1.4 million »


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Bill Hader Eyeing Disney’s Female Santa Claus Film With Anna Kendrick (Exclusive)

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Bill Hader is in talks to co-star with Anna Kendrick in Disney’s upcoming female Santa Claus film “Nicole,” sources tell Variety.

Miss Congeniality” scribe Marc Lawrence is directing and penning the script.

The story revolves around Santa’s daughter, presumably the titular Nicole, who is forced to take over the family business when her father retires and brother ends up getting cold feet prior to his first big Christmas Eve flight. Hader will play said brother.

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Susanne Todd is producing while Louie Provost is overseeing for Disney. Production is expected to start sometime this fall.

While this film is not related to the Tim Allen “Santa Clause” triology, Disney seems to be in the Kris Kringle business as they are also developing another holiday-themed project with Kevin Hart, “Dashing Through the Snow.”

Hader cut his teeth on the “Saturday Night Live” scene for ten years »


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Mads Mikkelsen in Talks to Join Sci-Fi Adventure ‘Chaos Walking’

20 July 2017 12:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mads Mikkelsen is in negotiations to join Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley as the villain in Lionsgate’s science-fiction adventure “Chaos Walking.”

Doug Liman is directing while Allison Shearmur, Doug Davison, and Erwin Stoff are the producers. The screenplay will be written by Charlie Kaufman, Lindsey Beers, John Lee Hancock, and Gary Spinelli (“Mena”).

The film is based on Patrick Ness’ “Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go,” a book that was published in 2008 as the first in a trilogy. It is set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts.

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The book is centered on the only boy in a town of men, who discovers something awful hidden from him and is forced to flee with only his dog. With the townspeople in pursuit, the duo then stumbles upon a strange and silent girl and together set off »


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Epic 5-Minute Trailer For ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8

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We’re now headed into the eighth season of “The Walking Dead,” and I’ll be honest, I have no idea what this show is about other than zombies. I’ve never seen an episode. What I do know is that some friends have bailed on the series, while others are are stoically hanging on to the show. It remains a ratings blockbuster for AMC, and it’s preparing fans for the new season with an epic five-minute trailer.

Continue reading Epic 5-Minute Trailer For ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 at The Playlist. »

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